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May 1-7: Changing Hands hosts Children’s Book Week events


Changing Hands Bookstore is hosting a week’s worth of special activities to honor the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which conveniently falls between the sugar buzz of Easter and Mother’s Day festivities. Monday, May 1, through Sunday, May 7, Changing Hands stores in both Phoenix and Tempe host celebrations — several, actually, with a mix […]

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Owner of Joy Bus Diner feeds body and soul

Jennifer Caraway and her 
daughter Areli Trapero (16) 
with Carol’s Mason Jar Pies. Photos by Rick D'Elia.

Five years ago, Jennifer Caraway had two simple reasons to cook for a friend fighting cancer: She wanted to help fight the disease with powerful nutrients. And, to Caraway, there’s no better way to show compassion than with a home-cooked meal. “Food is medicine and love,” Caraway says. “I tried to help her fight cancer […]

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At-home volunteering: Make heat-relief sacks for the homeless


As temperatures begin to rise again, life on the streets in Phoenix can go from unbearable to deadly. Homeless men, women and children are at high risk daily for severe dehydration and sun exposure. “What may come as a surprise to people is that dehydration is actually a bigger cause of death compared to cold […]

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Teen jobs: Out-of-the-box ideas for summer

Teenage girl building the term job out of colorful letters. Selective focus on hands and term in foreground. All on white background.

School will soon be out for the summer. And while the temperatures rise, so too will the level of your teenager’s boredom. Summer jobs can be a perfect solution. True, many summer jobs for teens include a greasy grill scraper or a drive-through headset, but there are plenty of other opportunities for 16- and 17-year-olds […]

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HGTV to give away its custom Smart Home in Scottsdale this summer

HGTV Smart Home 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ

Anyone wanting a high-tech, energy-efficient home in Scottsdale may have a chance to win just that. HGTV built its 2017 Smart Home in Scottsdale, and the network will give the fully furnished home to one lucky viewer this summer. The 3,300-square-foot, single-level home has three bedrooms, a three-car garage, a wet bar, a home office and […]

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Win VIP vouchers for Crazy Cuizine family meals


Congratulations Randy Rudick. You have won a VIP voucher package to Crazy Cuizine products. These vouchers will be mailed directly to your home and can be used in most grocery stores.  

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Special-needs melt down? Show compassion, not judgment


“A little support goes a long way.” — Amy Kenzer, vice president and clinical-services director at Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in Phoenix. Picture yourself on an airplane, seated next to a screaming toddler. We’re talking a full-throttle kicking, screaming terror. He’s banged your seat, interrupted your sleep and ruined your favorite shirt with […]

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Newborn Intensive Care cameras offer families peace of mind


Vianey Arreola spent a week this year living at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Goodyear mom only left her newborn, Sophia, to race home for a quick shower and to check on her 7-year-old son, Eduardo, for a few hours each day. But while she was at home, she was still able to keep an eye […]

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Dr. Cara Christ works to boost vaccination rates, curtail childhood obesity

Photos by Rick d’Elia.

After taking her 5-month-old daughter and two sons to Disneyland in late 2014, Dr. Cara Christ got a very personal reminder about the importance of childhood vaccinations. The very same time she and her family visited, an outbreak of measles had begun at the California theme park. Ultimately, more than 145 people across the United […]

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Rafterhouse: Two Phoenix families’ HGTV pilot to air on Wednesday, April 12

Back row: Austin, Suzanne and Hazel (3) King; Chris, Fallon and Easton (3) Liles.
Front row: Lily King (6), Asher Liles (7), Cannon Liles (5), Oliver King (4) and Branson Liles (9).
Photo by Rick D'Elia.

A few years ago, builder Chris Liles and real-estate agent Austin King were quietly transforming midcentury ranch homes in the Arcadia neighborhood of east Phoenix, striving to preserve the classic style while giving the homes modern amenities and making them functional for young families like theirs. This year, their company, called Rafterhouse, may find a […]

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